Wimbledon 2018: Irrepressible Rafael Nadal marches past Jiri Vesely into last eight

  • Wimbledon 2018: Irrepressible Rafael Nadal marches past Jiri Vesely into last eight

Wimbledon 2018: Irrepressible Rafael Nadal marches past Jiri Vesely into last eight

Roger Federer threatened a drubbing before easing through to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the 16th time.

The clay-court king, who won an 11th French Open last month, has had trouble moving on to grass in recent years, and has suffered some shock defeats, but he looks at home so far and has yet to drop a set.

The defending champion needed only an hour and 34 minutes to win 6-3, 7-5, 6-2, extending his run of consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 and making him the most successful male player on the surface.

"I didn't think that was ever going to happen, to be honest", Federer said after setting up a last eight meeting with another Frenchman, Gael Monfils, or South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson.

The 36-year-old Federer has qualified for the last-eight without dropping a set and now has won 32 straight sets at All England Club now.

Federer had to deal with his first break point of the tournament in the next game but passed the test with an ace as he wrapped up the first set having lost just five points.

Switzerland´s Roger Federer returns to France´s Adrian Mannarino in their men´s singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Another statistic that makes this one seem like quite a mismatch: Federer is 5-0 against Mannarino, winning 12 of the 13 sets they've played.

With that, the door shut on Mannarino as Federer broke for a 5-4 lead and served it out to love.

The only significant test Williams should face in the bottom part of the bracket would come in the semifinals against Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens or Julia Gorges.

Two double-faults from De Minaur followed by a net error allowed Nadal to serve for the first set, which he took easily.

She next faces Italy's Camila Giorgi who saved a match point to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2. But I really didn't come here to hold No. 1.

Leading 5-4 and two points away from taking the first set at 0-30 on Hsieh's serve, Cibulkova struck a backhand onto the baseline that was called out.

Even if Federer is tested by the players in his half of the draw, it won't compare to what Nadal has to go through as major champions Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic are still alive.